Rescued Art


35″ W x 25″ H. Print of a pencil drawing by Ernest Watson, who coined the term “Broadstroke” to describe his technique. Watson was a book author, professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and an art magazine publisher. How did he ever find time to draw?

Just look at the color. How did he do it with pencils?

This is one of his most famous drawings. It depicts an African American church service. What an array of bodily attitudes: sophisticated, blase, intoxicated with the spirit and  . . . asleep.

New mat, refinished mahogany frame, cleaned throughout with new backing paper and hanging hardware.